updated 11:15 pm EST, Mon January 31, 2005
MACadam closes its doors
San Francisco-based Mac reseller MACadam today said it was closing its doors after 16 years of selling Macs. Owner Tom Santos said MACadam was forced to close because of the company's ongoing problems with Apple and in part due to Apple's recent aggressive retail expansion. In a letter to customers, Santos said that "the consistent bad behavior of our number one supplier, Apple Computer" has made it "so difficult to both get product in a timely fashion and treat our customers with the respect that they currently treat their Apple Direct customers. We have tried everything to resolve these problems over the last 4 plus years, yet our requests for help have simply gone unanswered." MACadam first began selling Macs in 1989 and became an authorized Apple reseller in 1991, but later lost that designation after it filed a along with five other resellers.